An airborne microwave radiometer has been thoroughly characterized by the Met Office, using a thermal vacuum test facility and flight test data. Scan dependence due to mirror reflectivity considerations, as well as calibration target thermometry, target thermal gradients, radiometer noise, and radiometer stability are quantified. A resultant accuracy of approximately 1 K is achieved.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2001|